Disney’s comic-book-inspired tentpole, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has exponentially expanded beyond the scope of anything we could have imagined after 2008 launching pad Iron Man teased a larger world, even managing to invade multiple mediums, with TV shows on ABC, Netflix, Hulu, and soon, Freeform. Yet, with the arrival of April’s Avengers: Infinity War (which just released an EPIC new trailer), touted as the beginning of a climactic event for the movie front, you’ll soon be able experience most of the MCU in butt-numbing fashion!
If you happen to reside near-or-in the cities of New York or Orlando, then AMC Theaters has an invitation for you to witness a massive MCU movie marathon event. The marathon begins April 25 at 1:30 p.m. at AMC Empire 25 (Times Square, New York) and AMC Disney Springs 24 (Orlando).
For the ticket fee of $75, you can experience a selection of MCU movies in one sitting. Now, before you balk at that price tag, especially considering that the oldest film in the lineup (Iron Man) is a decade old, it’s important to keep in mind that the concluding feature of the film funnel is none other than Avengers: Infinity War, which, considering escalating ticket prices for new films, makes the math work slightly better in your favor. – $6.25 per film, as it so happens.
Here’s the confirmed lineup of MCU films (via THR,) that will screen at the marathon:
The Incredible Hulk
Captain America: The First Avenger
Marvel’s The Avengers
Guardians of the Galaxy
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Captain America: Civil War
Avengers: Infinity War
The 800 lb. gorilla in this room is clearly the failure to include the revered and colossally consequential Captain America: The Winter Soldier, (which brought Infinity War directors the Russo Brothers to the MCU fold), the recent raucous crowd-pleaser, Thor: Ragnarok, or, for that matter, the beloved levity of Ant-Man. Other missing movies include, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Thor: The Dark World.
However, based on the selections, the marathon might be designed as a character sampling for the overall MCU; an aperitif, if you will, for the feature presentation of Infinity War. Although, the omission of Thor: The Dark World – not shocking considering it’s one of the MCU’s least-revered – is still surprising, only in the sense that the film centered on the powerful singularity known as the Aether, which, as it turns out, is actually one of the Infinity Stones that Thanos and his Black Order will covet in Infinity War to complete the Infinity Gauntlet, specifically, the Reality Stone.
Regardless, if you’re fortunate enough to be around one of the two locations (New York and Orlando,) and find yourself up for a geeky cinematic challenge, sitting amongst fellow fans, then do yourself a favor and get to the theater!